Meet Our Staff
Physical and Occupational Therapists
PT, DPT, CAFS, MOT | President & Founder Email Paul
Paul’s interest in physical therapy grew from his own injuries growing up. He has always had a passion to help others and a fascination with the human body and how it works. Paul finds himself at home when treating his patients and enjoys helping them reach their maximum performance levels. In his free time, Paul enjoys playing basketball and managing a non-profit youth sports organization.
PT, DPT Email Andrew
PT, DPT Email Cynthia
Cynthia knew she wanted to be in healthcare, but the decision to be in physical therapy was that she wanted a combination of medicine and sports. She loves getting people stronger than they were before their injury. She especially has a passion for pelvic health and helping everyone with their pelvic floor. When Cynthia has free time, she loves being active with powerlifting, tennis and bouldering.
MOT, OTR/L, CHT Email Dawn
Dawn’s passion for Occupational Therapy stems from the need to help her mom’s arthritic hands from cutting hair for 20 years and counting! Once Dawn found that there was so much more to Occupational therapy than just meets the hand, she dived into pediatrics/ geriatrics and loved every moment of it. On her free time, when she’s not lifting wrists and fingers, she enjoys lifting weights, lifting her nephew, lifting pages in books, and lifting lids when she’s cooking.
MOT, OTR/L Email Ilene
Ilene was drawn to the field of occupational therapy because of her passion for integrating fun, creative and functional ways of helping others to live their lives to the fullest. In 2018, Ilene received her degree following 5 years at The University of Scranton (shoutout to fellow fans of The Office)! She loves crafts, cooking, and being outdoors – particularly going hiking, biking and swimming. Ilene also enjoys spending time with her new hubby, friends, family, and her cute little Goldendoodle Tahoe.
PT, DPT Email Isaque
Isaque was born in Brazil and moved to the US at a very early age. He went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California. His clinical training includes participating in the rehabilitation and the performance of athletes from the MLB, NFL, NCAA, and PGA as well as members of the United States Armed Forces. Isaque loves exploring new places and foods with his wife. You can also find him participating in rec leagues and pick-up games, especially soccer, in his downtime.
PT, DPT, Cert-CMFA Email Johnny
Through having to work through injuries from b-boying/breakdancing, Johnny found an interest in physical therapy. He developed a passion for helping others regain their confidence with their movement when volunteering at local clinics. Johnny loves learning about movement and aims to help individuals reach their highest physical potential. When not in the clinic, Johnny enjoys making coffee, weight training, and exploring the outdoors.
OTD, OTR/L Email Kenzie
Born and raised in Orange County, Kenzie earned her bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Chapman University and her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Her interests include the beach, working out, going to Disneyland, and being a cat mom & plant parent. Kenzie is excited to be part of the team and help others return to the things they love.
PT, DPT Email Kyle
Kyle’s interest in physical therapy stemmed from playing many sports growing up as well as watching his brother rehab a torn ACL many years ago. Learning how to get the best out of himself and continue high level sports participation has instilled in him a desire to provide others with the same opportunities through rehab. His interests involve playing basketball and softball with his friends and family each week.
PT, DPT Email Leo
Leo was born in Taiwan and moved to Southern California around 13 years old. He became interested in physical therapy because it had helped him to recover from many different injuries when playing sports. Leo loves physical therapy’s active treatment approach allowing people to move better and return to pain free activity. Outside of working as a physical therapist, Leo enjoys playing and watching basketball, weight lifting, and is learning to play the piano.
PT, DPT Email Maddison
Maddie’s passion for physical therapy stems from her ballet training, where she developed a deep understanding of movement and body mechanics. She holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University where she learned to combine her dance expertise with therapeutic skills. Maddie is dedicated to helping others recover and return to doing what they love. In her free time, Maddie enjoys going to the beach, hiking, camping, and spending time with her Australian shepherd, Kona.
PT, DPT, CAFS, RYT | Lead Physical Therapist Email Mariah
Mariah was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she earned her bachelor’s at the University of New Mexico. In 2015 she moved to San Diego and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at San Diego State University and is passionate about working with pediatrics and using functional movement to treat patients of all ages. Mariah has always lived an active lifestyle with a history of playing soccer, track, and tennis. She now enjoys hiking, running, golfing, and yoga.
PT, DPT | Physical Therapist Email Megan
Megan’s interest in physical therapy stemmed from being in physical therapy herself for sports injuries growing up. She received her bachelor’s at Northern Arizona University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Chapman University. She is passionate about helping patients improve their daily lives through functional movement. For fun she enjoys playing soccer, going on hikes with her dog, and finding food spots in OC.
PT, DPT Email Michael
Michael first encountered physical therapy at the age of twelve after a motor vehicle accident. Thanks to his time in rehabilitation, he was able to walk again and regain mobility of his entire left side. This sparked a passion to also help others with their recovery through physical therapy. Michael first earned his Bachelors in Kinesiology at California State University Fullerton, and then he achieved his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Chapman University. He loves developing a close bond with his patients and strives to find innovative ways to manage their pain and improve their quality of life. In his free time Michael likes spending time with his wife, puppy, and friends, playing basketball and pickleball, and going on new food adventures.
PT, DPT Email Michelle
Michelle’s interest in Physical Therapy grew from injuries playing basketball and soccer growing up. She developed a passion for treating neurological diseases and enjoys empowering patients to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Outside of working as a physical therapist, Michelle enjoys going to the beach, playing sports, cooking and playing with her pets.
PT, DPT Email Paul L
Paul L became interested in physical therapy after sustaining his own injuries from playing sports. He has always had a fascination with how the body functions and combining resistance training to get the body to return to sport/activity. He finds joy in helping others recover from injuries and achieving their goals especially with little kiddos. In his free time, Paul enjoys lifting weights, going to live concerts, watching his favorite teams play, exploring Southern California, and spending time with his pup Russell.
MOT, OTR/L, CHT Email Tritia
Tritia is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and specializes in treating individuals with complex musculoskeletal and neurological injuries and fabricating custom orthoses. She provides compassionate patient centered care to help people recover their functional priorities and resume activities that they love. When she is not treating in the clinic, Tritia enjoys going to concerts, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her dog Artie.
PT, DPT Email Tyler
Tyler’s passion for physical therapy began when he first experienced it as a patient following a sports injury. The selfless care and dedication to achieving his goals provided by his physical therapist inspired him to want to provide this same care to others. Tyler went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. Today, Tyler prides himself on establishing genuine connections with his patients and providing individualized treatments to people of all ages and diagnoses. Outside of the clinic, Tyler enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights, and collecting sneakers.
PT, DPT Email William
William’s commitment to physical therapy stemmed from the way it molded his perspective of life. The challenges and rewards of being in the field created an environment for personal growth and also offered him the opportunity to improve the quality of life for those that surround him. In 2020, William completed his undergraduate degree in Clinical Movement Science at California State University, Fullerton. In 2023, William received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University. In his spare time, William deeply enjoys weightlifting, boxing, badminton, and looking at expensive cars.
PT, DPT, CAFS Email Martin
Martin’s interest for physical therapy was sparked by overcoming his own injuries as a competitive basketball player and long-distance runner while growing up in Texas. He enjoys taking the journey with his patients through the process of rehabilitation, teaching them about their own bodies, and watching them leave pain-free with a smile. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys playing pick-up basketball at the local gym, running along the beach, and trying new foods.
PT, DPT, CSCS, FMR, CAFS, FAFS, AT Ret. | Co-Founder
In addition to striving to set up environments to provide the most quality care to his patients, Navid enjoys spending time with his friends and family, walking his wolf Jasmine around town, and all things sports (especially basketball) and food related.